The story of a mother who has a diagnosis of severe paranoid schizophrenia, the daughter she is denied custody of and their mutual decision to go on the run together.
'There's something about mother-daughter relationships I find particularly interesting,' Jones says. 'A female has given birth to another female who one day will probably give birth herself. There's a chance for incredible empathy. Yet such relationships are often fraught, squandered. I wanted to explore that.'
This is the second novel from Graham Jones, who last year wrote TRAVELLER WEDDING, which is also available for download on obooko.
The first time he ever encountered the mother and daughter was when he pulled up behind them at a toll booth in Limerick while they were having some kind of argument with the person in the hatch. That...